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Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle.

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16 Holiday Shopping Habits to Adopt This Season

The excitement of the holiday season is upon us, however, so is the worry of what that means for our pocket books. There are ways to have an enjoyable yuletide without breaking the bank. Make a list and check it twice. Include whom you want to buy for and how much you want to spend… Read more »

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4 Reflections to Help You Manage Grief During the Holidays

Holidays after someone has died can be especially difficult. Many families get together during the holidays, often reminding us again of the loss. There are a few things that it can be helpful to remember, especially if this is the first holiday without a loved one: It’s perfectly normal to have renewed feelings of grief… Read more »

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Students – Do You Know Where You Are Going?

‘Tis that time of year! Thousands of high school students currently enrolled in Grade 12 are on the threshold of having to make one of the most important decisions in life – “What do I want to be?” and “Where am I going after high school graduation?” For many, these are very daunting questions, for… Read more »

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3 ways that Volunteering Contributes to Positive Mental Health

We often think that volunteering is an activity through which we give to others or give back to our community. That’s true! But it’s a two way street. Volunteers also derive great benefits from volunteering, benefits that include contributing to one’s own positive mental health. Mental health is described by the World Health Organization (WHO)… Read more »

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Can you afford higher interest rates?

All major economists are saying that the current interest rates cannot remain at this low level. Even the government has been warning Canadians that these rates will be increasing. Canadians continue to spend more than they are making and many are maxed out on their mortgage right now. My question to you is: “Can you… Read more »

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Top 5 Ways To Be After You Graduate

Now that you are a graduate, what will you become? It’s not so much the idea of what will happen next in your life or about any great thing you may be destined to accomplish. Graduation is a good time to reflect on how you want to “be” as a person. Here are our recommended… Read more »

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Tips to Create Your Home Routine

Children often need consistent schedules to help them stay on track at home and at school. A review of 50 years of psychological research, recently published in Journal of Family Psychology, shows that even infants and preschoolers are healthier and exhibit better-regulated behaviour when there are predictable routines in the family.1 Not only do routines help… Read more »

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Seize That Teachable Moment!

According to Moises Roman from UCLA Early Care and Education, “a teachable moment is a learning opportunity for a child to acquire new information, values, morals, a new behavior or a new skill, or a new way of expressing and coping with an emotion.” As parents and professionals, there are things we can do to… Read more »

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